Who We Support

We support young people from all different countries.

Empowerhouse operates a stringent safer recruitment process to ensure those recruited are deemed suitable. We undertake safer recruitment training as offered by the LSCB training programmes when available.

We always advertise vacancies  that include  our  commitment  to  safeguarding  young  people  and  expectations  of  the  applicants  to  adhere  to  this.

All  applicants  will  HAVE  to  provide  evidence  of  an  enhanced  Criminal  Records  Bureau  check.  EH  will  scrutinise  CV’s / applications and  discuss  with  candidates  their  suitability and experience with  working  with  young  people.  

EH has a four stage recruitment process, 

First stage –  EH scrutinise a candidates CV and ensure that they have a clear and enhanced DBS certificate, they are eligible to work in the UK, a UK passport, relevant qualifications and experience working with young people, two references and proof of address.

Second Stage – Telephone Interview. During this time we establish their suitability for the role advertised. The candidate will be asked relevant questions regarding their knowledge of safeguarding, working with local authorities, child protection issues, why the candidate is interested in the role and examples of working with young people who may have challenging behaviours. 

Stage Three – Face to face interview. The candidate will also have a safeguarding exam to complete after their interview. 

Stage Four – Training day. Consists of several safeguarding and knowledge testing exercises.The first day of training is mandatory to determine the candidates suitability for the role and performance as a group. If you are not invited for day two of training we will not be progressing with your application. 

Pathway Plan

The placement plan forms the fundamentals of this document and includes, but is not limited to:
  • A detailed risk assessment
  • Substance misuse assessment and support
  • Gang affiliation or exploitation assessment and support
  • Learning difficulties diagnosed or requires assessment and support
  • Anger management assessment and support
  • Health and mental health assessment, support. 
  • CSE and Domestic Violence assessment and support.
  • Employment and Education 
  • Training and apprenticeships
  • Advocacy
  • Legal rights and support
  • Multiagency working

Individual Guidance

It will be the responsibility of the young persons key worker to ensure that the requirements of the placement plan are implemented on a day to day basis. Monitoring of the placement plan will be detailed in monthly, weekly and daily reports. 

Our Key-workers provide individual guidance, advise and support to the young person and will regularly make time available for the young person in order to do so. 

Where appropriate to meet specific identified needs, transforming leaving care will engage the services of specialist provision from other agencies including young person therapists, specialist health providers (clinical psychologists, counsellors, sexual health clinic)

Young people will be actively encouraged to engage with the Leaving Care service and facilities made available to them to maintain independence and reduce the potential of dependency on the service, encouraging our young people to engage with external support services in preparation for transition to adulthood.